Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods

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4.6
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  • 9 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    A Sassy Silver Fox and A Miyazaki Heroine
    First Impression: A tame version of Inuyasha (sans the romance and action) meets Natsume's Book of Friends. Makoto exhibits many traits of a Miyazaki heroine, while Gintaro's brash arrogance evokes reminders of Inuyasha's attitude in the early episodes.

    Visuals: The visuals are very good at setting the tone and atmosphere. The funeral scene is designed in muted tones with low ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    A World I Wish I Lived In
    Since its defeat in the Second World War, Japan has done something nearly unique -- arranged things so that its traditional religions can live comfortably with its rationalist economics, education, and politics. Such an accomplishment is worth trying to understand, and this anime helped me to achieve that. I could see how the Shinto shrines in the story, and the people in them, fit into the ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    A soft and gentle anime, sort of like Nastume Yuujinchou
    This is your typical anime about a Shrine Maiden running a shrine with a Deity by their side. If you have watched the Nastume Yuujinchou series then you will definitely like this anime because they pretty much have the same elements.
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    A really fun and cute anime, that's deeper than it looks.
    *UPDATE* There is one more very important aspect about this anime that I overlooked. And that's the surprisingly very deep message it has. Even bigger than the whole, "family, friends" message I described earlier.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Nice and captivating series.
    There is no angst or very sad stories in this series, like Natsume (http://www.crunchyroll.com/natsume-yujin-cho), but calm accepting cuteness during the twelve story's chapters. There will be no fan-service in this one, what is a good thing after so many panties, and other things, empty stories around.
    The story is based on shrines, their keepers, and deities. The relationship ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Left me wanting more!
    This one makes my heart smile! Warm, welcoming, and beautifully done, I was sad to see it end!

    I didn't felt it fell more into the Slice of Life genre than anything else, the characters are interesting easy to relate to, as well as likeable! The art is beautifully done and fits the storyline creating a great representation of the setting.

    I wish there were more! I would love to see ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Love Love this Anime Series!!!
    Such a heart warming anime, full of cute and funny scenes. This is my current favorite fall-winter anime. I really love the art and just the whole storyline to this. It's not like one of those animes where the storyline is just pointless and it has nothing good after. This is actually a really good anime with great visuals and an awesome storyline. I love how cute this show is, always makes me ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Easygoing, relaxing slice of life
    The show has all of your standard slice of life "aww" moments: a girl making friends, overcoming the stone hearted boy, familial love, and some cute, fluffy, mischievous characters. The focus on temples and temple life is also an added bonus and got me curious about the real temples of Japan - it's a nice touch.

    All in all, this was enjoyable and I'd love to see a second season.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Just Adorable! Loved every moment
    This anime made me say out loud afterwards "wasn't that just sweet as could be". If you want to watch something heartwarming and caring, this is just the pick-me up you are looking for. A lovely slice of life in set around a shrine and a young girl finding her way.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Nice view into traditional Japnaese culture
    For me this was interesting to watch since a Shinto Shrine is not of average nature (no portals to Hell or Mechas from the world of the gods) and minimal magical realism - you see the Messengers To the Gods (though they are more comic than dramatic) - and the daily business of a family running a shrine. Perhaps the only real plot here is a young shrine priestess and a guest priest finding a way ...
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